Petrified Fossil wood Faceted Cabochon

Petrified Fossil wood Faceted Cabochon

Share

$35.00

Add to wish list

Petrified Fossil wood Faceted Cabochon

Length x 21mm

Width x 18mm

Depth x 5mm

Weight x 3g

Proudly cut in Australia by Shane Kendrick

Dream It, Make It Happen With Aussie Gem Designs


Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite, or another inorganic material such as opal. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the bark, wood, and cellular structures.